Red Sox Prospect Watch: C.J. Chatham promoted to Triple-A
By Hunter Noll
Triple-A (Pawtucket Red Sox)
Shortstop prospect C.J. Chatham has been promoted to Triple-A. Since getting there, he’s done nothing but hit. Chatham went 0-for-4 in his first game but has at least one hit in all six games since then. Overall, he’s hitting .300 with two doubles and one homer in Triple-A. He’s added three RBI and four runs scored. Chatham’s one of the best hitters in the minors. Not just in the Red Sox organization, but in the entire MiLB.
Bobby Dalbec was promoted just a few weeks ago, and like Chatham, he hasn’t stopped hitting. The third baseman’s also gotten some time at first base, clearly trying to get him a spot in the Majors next year (third base is clogged up by Devers). Dalbec’s hitting .340 with three doubles and three home runs in 15 games so far. He’s driven in seven runs and scored six more.
Josh Ockimey lost his hitting streak at 11 games but is still one of the hottest hitters on the team. His average is at .213 but he has 22 home runs on the year. He’s also driven in 53 runs and scored 58 more.
In 15 1/3 innings with Pawtucket, Tanner Houck has a 2.35 ERA. The righty is up to 16 strikeouts and has a .157 BAA. He could still be bullpen help this year, but it’s unclear if he’ll be a reliever or a starter in the future.
Trevor Kelley has a 1.83 ERA.
Bobby Poyner is down to a 3.40 ERA after 4 1/3 shutout innings this week. He’s struck out five in that time and only allowed one hit. He’s struggled in the Majors this year but it was a small sample size. Meanwhile, he was awesome last year and is looking great in Triple-A again.
Kyle Hart has a 3.86 ERA after a solid start, bouncing back from a miserable one last week. The lefty gave up two runs over six innings and seems to be putting out quality starts a lot more often than not. It’s kind of surprising he hasn’t gotten a chance this year.
Teddy Stankiewicz has churned out four straight strong starts. In that time he’s lowered his ERA from 4.60 to 4.06. The right-handed pitcher gave up one run over six innings, striking out eight batters. This is his best season in quite a few years, and he’s doing so at his highest level.